PRESS RELEASE

WOODSTOCK, GA (July 27, 2023) – Circle of Friends recently announced a special gift to the organization, and as a tribute to her legacy, the first Mary Ann Crowe To Serve With Love Tennis Tournament is set for Friday, September 8, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Woodstock’s Cherokee Tennis Center.

The tournament will consist of just 20 teams made up of 2-6 individuals and projected to be split into 3 divisions. The cost for each team is $200 with all proceeds going towards Circle of Friends and furthering the mission of building a supportive attainable live, work, play housing community.

Tournament chair, Gina Ulicny, will preside over the event and will be assisted by CTC’s Director of Tennis, Cameron Leslie. Both are encouraging teams to further fundraising efforts amongst their circles of influence with prizes being awarded to those who raise the most and win the overall tournament.

Prizes include:

  • Merchandise from a generous donation from Tennis Warehouse
  • By raising $1000+, you’ll be entered to win 4 days, 3 nights at Crystal Blue, a luxurious mountain retreat nested in Blue Ridge on the lake (valued at $3,200)
  • By raising $600+, you’ll be entered to win a 4 day, 3 night trip to an Air BNB in Miramar Beach, Florida (valued at $1,050)

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REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND

Circle of Friends was recently gifted a generous donation from a longtime friend and client of the Keen family in excess of $500,000. As part of her will, Mary Ann Crowe (1940-2022) of Alpharetta, Georgia left the organization this sizable gift to be used to further enhance the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through the expansion of the team and programs that will directly impact this population.

Mary Ann could be found often at the golf course and tennis courts, as she was a year-round ALTA tennis player into her later years. Fitness was important to her all the way until the end, and through activities, much of her social life revolved around those she played with, especially with her “ladies” from Webb Bridge Park.

Mary Ann Crowe

Coffee Shop Hours

Circle of Friends Coffee Shop
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Circle of Friends is a registered 501(c)(3) based out of Cherokee County Georgia and exists to help those with IDD, including Autism, flourish in community. This is accomplished by providing greater socialization opportunities, supported employment, and supportive attainable housing.

 

 

 

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